Ferrari BB 512

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Ferrari produced the Berlinetta Boxer series between 1973 and 1984, they were all powered by mid-mounted flat-12 engines and many of the styling cues introduced on the BB series can still be seen in Ferrari’s current model range. The Ferrari BB 512 was the middle child in the series, it was also the most powerful…

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Jaguar D-Type

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The D-Type Jaguar is an excellent example of what happens when you take an aeronautical engineer and have him design you a racing car. Post-WWII Britain was brimming with engineers used to the fast-paced design and engineering required during times of war, and this mindset helped launch the country to the forefront of both automobile…

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Bugatti Type 57SC Cutaway Wallpaper

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The Bugatti Type 57SC represented to the final evolution of the storied Type 57, a luxurious grand tourer fitted with a Bugatti Grand Prix engine capable of launching it to just a whisker under 100mph – an astonishing speed for 1934. As the model was developed by its creator Jean Bugatti (son of company founder…

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Austin-Healey 100S

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The Austin-Healey 100S was created by Donald Healey as a purpose built racer to show the potential of his relatively new 100/4, only 50 chassis would be built in the 100S series for homologation purposes and the first one was raced in anger at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1954 (the “S” in 100S…

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Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

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I was on my way to a car show last weekend when a bright red Ferrari 250 GT Lusso went past travelling in the opposite direction, I very nearly ploughed into the central divider whilst shouting something incoherent to my Mrs in the passenger seat that must have sounded something a little like 250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso. Her…

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The Bomb Bar

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The Bomb Bar is a creation from Oliver Apt – a Canadian company that specialises in slightly unusual homewares. Each of these bars is made from a military surplus ammunition crate with mounting point added to the back and internal walnut shelves fitted, each one measures 46.5 inches long, by 9.5 inches wide, by 14…

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1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

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The De Tomaso Mangusta would be the first car produced in significant numbers by Alejandro de Tomaso, it used a modified version of the chassis from its forebear – the De Tomaso Vallelunga. Alejandro’s life was a tale of political intrigue, Formula 1 racing and automobile empire building – throughout the ’60s and ’70s he…

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TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6

The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6 is one of the newer iterations of the Monaco line, the series of watches was first unveiled by Heuer (before the TAG takeover in 1985) in 1969. The Monaco was made famous by Steve McQueen who wore one while filming Le Mans in 1971, since then the watch has…

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Porsche 911 Turbo

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Growing up in the ’80s there were 3 cars that invariably sat atop every young boy’s wishlist – the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lamborghini Countach. Posters of these cars adorned millions of bedroom walls and countless playground arguments were had about the pros and cons of each. I was always a…

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Ferrari 275 GTB

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The Ferrari 275 GTB was the much anticipated replacement to the iconic Ferrari’s 250 series, it was akin to being the singer who had to go on immediately after Aretha Franklin, but the 275 GTB managed it with aplomb. As Ferrari’s new Grand Turismo, much effort was expended improving and modernising the car’s underpinnings, it…

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